The Downstairs Girl explores the social mores and prejudices of late-19th-century Atlanta through the eyes of a resourceful and gifted Chinese teen.
The “insignificant events” befalling a girl without arms throw the rough transitions of middle school into sharp, yet humorous, relief.
The “momentous event” of transitioning to high school presents Aven Green, the armless girl-wonder, with new challenges.
In White Bird, a graphic novel, the best-selling author of Wonder traces the holocaust history of a Wonder character’s grandmother.
Words on Fire explores a little-known chapter of European history to make a case for the necessity of words, literature, and language to a culture.
Beverly Tapinski, the sharp-edged friend of Raymie Nightingale, overcomes a rough upbringing in the final volume of DiCamillo’s series.
A displaced Muslim girl adjusts to America as a second, “Other Home” in this well-written verse novel.
The Fenway and Hattie series pits an excitable Jack Russell terrier against delivery men and treacherous flooring.